Youth

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Sept 23 & 24

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Event Details

Youth

when

Sept 23 & 24
10:00AM-4:00PM

where

Design Exchange

234 Bay St

Elevate and DX are coming together to provide a unique platform offering world-class thought leadership for youth and inviting them to consider innovative solutions for the world’s most pressing challenges. Elevate Youth will highlight how collaborations, access to space to experiment, and the ability to develop meaningful outcomes through creativity, disruption, and innovation can improve the quality of our lives.

At Elevate Youth, you’ll find emerging and established creatives, entrepreneurs, and technologists who will inspire young people to explore their interests and passions, encourage them to develop new skills, and consider how they might improve their community using their talents.

Funded in part by the Government of Canada’s Social Development Partnership Program – Children and Families

Youth Speakers

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Schedule

Mon, Sept 23

10:00am

10:00am - 10:15am

Welcoming and Opening Remarks at Elevate Youth

Welcome and Opening Remarks.

10:15am

10:15am - 10:55am

Mindfulness and Meditation with Director X

Director X, a renowned filmmaker and music video producer who has worked with the likes of Drake and Rihanna, will speak about his personal experience with violence and Operation Prefrontal Cortex, a program he founded that harnesses the power of mindfulness and meditation to help reduce the incidents of gun and mass violence in Toronto.

11:00am

11:00am - 11:20am

Producing Stories and Experiences with Array of Stars and Sara Basso

Cole Sullivan, creative director at Array of Stars, an integrated creative studio, speaks with producer Sara Basso on how the intersection of creativity and technology can produce innovation solutions.

11:20am

11:20am - 11:40am

Making Waves with Nivatha Balendra of Dispersa

Nivatha Balendra has been exploring the STEM fields since she was 13 years old. At 17, she began her environmental research, focussing on a sustainable solution to remediate oil spills. At 23, she’s the founder of Dispersa, a CleanTech company dedicated to developing a technology that harnesses the power of oil-degrading bacteria to present a low-cost and 100% biodegradable alternative to address oil contamination.

11:40am

11:40am - 12:00pm

The Future of Food with Isabella Grandic

On a mission to solve the world’s biggest problems, 15-year-old Isabella Grandic, the recent host of the Amsterdam Alternative Protein & Dairy Show will speak about her passion for the future of food.

01:00pm

01:00pm - 01:08pm

A Chat with Ryan Kelly

Come join us at Elevate 2019!

01:10pm

01:10pm - 01:40pm

Lead with Confidence with Raia Coach Carey

Raia “Coach” Carey, a motivational certified professional who brings her personal experiences with triumph and tribulations to the table. Coaching allows her to share her gift, to help individuals find true happiness and purpose within themselves. She’s passionate about helping people get confident and will be sharing her advice on the Elevate Youth Stage.

01:40pm

01:40pm - 01:50pm

Tech Takes on Homelessness with Ample Labs’ CG Chen and Alex Meli

Recognizing the gap and disconnect between those experiencing homelessness and the lack of solutions built to help them, CG Chen and a group of friends founded Ample Labs, a non-profit empowering homeless individuals using technology. Hear from CG Chen and developer Alex Meli about how tech can tackle homelessness.

02:10pm

02:10pm - 02:30pm

TFW You’re Changing The World with The Next Generation (Vaanan Murugathas, Ayaan Esmail)

Join young innovators Vaanan Murugathas, a grade 10 student who is passionate about using technology to achieve social change, and Ayaan Esmail, co-founder of a health-tech startup aimed at understanding human biomarkers, as they share their unique solutions for the world's most pressing challenges.

02:40pm

02:40pm - 03:00pm

Tackling Global Health Issues Using Design & Innovation, with Khalid Hashi

Hear how Khalid Hashi was inspired by his first trip to Somalia to tackle the issue of healthcare record-keeping using design and innovation. Khalid will discuss his inspiring journey founding OGOW EMR, an award-winning idea to improve healthcare record-keeping.

03:00pm

03:00pm - 03:10pm

Swipe Right for a Job with Swob

Stephanie and Alexander Florio, founders of Swob App, will speak about how the app was designed to make the job search for students easier in industries such as retail and food services.

03:10pm

03:10pm - 03:20pm

A Chat with Jack.org

Jonathan and Michelle, mental health advocates with Jack.org, will speak about their experiences supporting friends and family through mental health struggles and share 5 Golden Rules from Be There, Jack.org's new, free online resource, to learn what helps and what harms.

03:20pm

03:20pm - 03:50pm

Tackling Global Health Issues Using Design & Innovation, with Khalid Hashi

Hear how Khalid Hashi was inspired by his first trip to Somalia to tackle the issue of healthcare record-keeping using design and innovation. Khalid will discuss his inspiring journey founding OGOW EMR, an award-winning idea to improve healthcare record-keeping.

03:50pm

03:50pm - 04:00pm

Closing Remarks with Mark Beckles of RBC Future Launch

Come join us at Elevate 2019!

04:30pm

04:30pm - 07:30pm

Elevate Youth Stage Social

Keep the conversation going at Pizzeria Libretto! Come grab free pizza at the official After party for the Youth Stage.

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Tues, Sept 24

10:00am

10:00am - 10:15am

Welcoming and Opening Remarks at Elevate Youth

Welcome and Opening Remarks.

10:15am

10:15am - 10:45am

Lead with Confidence with Raia Coach Carey

Raia “Coach” Carey, a motivational certified professional who brings her personal experiences with triumph and tribulations to the table. Coaching allows her to share her gift, to help individuals find true happiness and purpose within themselves. She’s passionate about helping people get confident and will be sharing her advice on the Elevate Youth Stage.

10:45am

10:45am - 11:05am

Designing Your Journey with Melissa Andre

Melissa Andre, event planner to the stars and creative director is known for her distinctively whimsical designs with unexpected cutting-edge creations. For this conversation with Umbereen Inayet, Nuit Blanche’s artistic director, Melissa will be speaking about design and her personal design journey.

11:05am

11:05am - 11:25am

Building a More Inclusive Tech Sector with Seema Lakhani, Eva Wong, and Tamar Huggins

Seema Lakhani, Chief Product Officer at Wattpad is joined by Eva Wong of Borrowell, and Tamar Huggins of Tech Spark and together they’ll speak about building inclusivity through technology and design.

11:25am

11:25am - 11:45am

Tackling Global Health Issues Using Design & Innovation, with Khalid Hashi

Hear how Khalid Hashi was inspired by his first trip to Somalia to tackle the issue of healthcare record-keeping using design and innovation. Khalid will discuss his inspiring journey founding OGOW EMR, an award-winning idea to improve healthcare record-keeping.

11:45am

11:45am - 12:00pm

The Future of Food with Isabella Grandic

On a mission to solve the world’s biggest problems, 15-year-old Isabella Grandic, the recent host of the Amsterdam Alternative Protein & Dairy Show will speak about her passion for the future of food.

11:45am

11:45am - 12:00pm

The Future of Food with Isabella Grandic

On a mission to solve the world’s biggest problems, 15-year-old Isabella Grandic, the recent host of the Amsterdam Alternative Protein & Dairy Show will speak about her passion for the future of food.

01:00pm

01:00pm - 01:10pm

A Conversation with Aurelie Wen of Agorize Canada

Come join us at Elevate 2019!

01:10pm

01:10pm - 01:40pm

Reclaiming Indigenous Narrative through Fashion, Art, Culture

Kimberley Veitch of COMPASS Collective, gender equality expert Karen Craggs-Milne, and designer Catherine Blackburn talk about how the intersection of creativity, technology, and media celebrate Indigenous Culture, Fashion & Women.

01:40pm

01:40pm - 02:10pm

Design, Tech, Action! with Ashley Barby of Fashion Tech Toronto, Nadia Hamilton of Magnus Mode, and Stephanie Florio of Swob

Ashley Barby, founder of Fashion Tech Toronto, moderates a conversation with Nadia Hamilton of Magnus Mode, a platform that creates accessible content for individuals with cognitive special needs, and Stephanie amd Alexander Florio of the job searching app Swob. Together, they’ll discuss how design and technology can provide a positive impact on people's day to day life.

02:20pm

02:20pm - 02:40pm

Strike for the Climate with Allie Rougeot

Hear from Allie Rougeot, a passionate student climate crisis activist and a coordinator for FridaysforFuture Climate Strike Toronto.

02:40pm

02:40pm - 03:10pm

Project Tsehigh Empowers with Grace Mahary

Learn how Project Tsehigh, founded by Eritrean-Canadian international model Grace Mahary, is decreasing global energy poverty and improving the quality of life for families currently living under such conditions.

03:15pm

03:15pm - 03:50pm

Featured Session with Donté Colley

As a digital creator, Donté Colley uses his digital platform to promote a positive lifestyle. For his talk, Donté will share how he maintains his authentic self and harnesses his passion for dance to share positivity, encouragement, and mental health advocacy.

03:50pm

03:50pm - 04:00pm

Closing Remarks with RBC Future Launch

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Wed, Sept 25

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Thurs, Sept 26

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